Wednesday, December 07, 2016

A Joyful Exchange

Julian asked Sean the other day,

"Who in the world do you HATE?"

And Sean said, "there's nobody that I hate, who I know. There might be nasty peope in the world but I don't know them."

And Julian asked if Sean hated someone of Sean's acquaintance whom he interacts with regularly and added, "He always seems like he's in a grumpy mood."

And Sean said, "I don't hate him. I talk to him every day and he's not always grumpy. Sometimes, but not always."

And Julian said, "you should talk to him about his feelings. Find out what it is that's upsetting him."

And Sean said, "well, some people don't like to talk about their feelings." 

And Julian was utterly shocked. Shocked! He balked as he repeated, "Don't like to talk about their feelings??"

As Sean told me this amazing story, I sat there stunned and amused and at the last line I laughed, and, struck with a sudden and intense feeling of euphoria and elation I exclaimed,

"that's....AMAZING! Ohhh I'm so happy!"    Sean said, "it's like the shock at finding out there are male doctors."   Click here for that wondrous tale.

So there are two things I've done that I'm proud of.  *happy exhale*

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